First Nations court disaster

Posted: May 18, 2007 in CN Rail, Deseronto, Headlines, June 29th 2007, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism, Terry Nelson

Terry Nelson, chief of the Roseau River aboriginal band in southern Manitoba, seems to resent two things — racial discrimination and white people.

Mr. Nelson said this week there’s only one way to deal with the white man: “You either pick up a gun or you stand between him and his money.” Forgoing the former for now, he vows to spread economic chaos this summer by blockading the CN rail line connecting eastern and western Canada. Such incendiary comments will provoke a justifiable backlash from those Mr. Nelson refers to as “immigrants.”

It may be hard to focus on the facts when tempers are fraying and leaders like Mr. Nelson are inciting his supporters to break the law. But the interests of all Canadians will be best served if cool heads prevail and a long, hot summer of discontent is averted.

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